BCA 2010: Eye on Asia

A look at some of the top tech at BroadcastAsia 2010.
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Broadcast asia, BroadcastAsia, Front Porch Digital, Omnibus, Sencore, Triveni digital, Volicon, Latest Products
Broadcast asia, BroadcastAsia, Front Porch Digital, Omnibus, Sencore, Triveni digital, Volicon, Latest Products
Broadcast asia, BroadcastAsia, Front Porch Digital, Omnibus, Sencore, Triveni digital, Volicon, Latest Products
Broadcast asia, BroadcastAsia, Front Porch Digital, Omnibus, Sencore, Triveni digital, Volicon, Latest Products
Broadcast asia, BroadcastAsia, Front Porch Digital, Omnibus, Sencore, Triveni digital, Volicon, Latest Products

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BroadcastAsia 2010 takes place this month with visitors able to sample the ultra-advanced Asian broadcast landscape and take a sneak-peak at some of the latest technology trends in the industry.

Triveni Digital
Stand 7D2-01 (Magna systems stand)

Quality monitoring and analysis technology developer Triveni Digital will give the Asian debut to the new software for its StreamScope RM-40. Version 2.0 of the software was released internationally at NAB.

The RM-40 product range offers the most sophisticated video troubleshooting tools to support problem isolation and repair, according to Triveni.

The new software release enables a number of new services including a Live Services Monitor and thumbnail views allow operators to confirm with a glance that video is present providing a useful confidence monitoring tool.

The update also supports decoding of Active Format Description (AFD) data to indicate the proper aspect ratio conversions between formats with automatic failure alerts.

The third major improvement is an Automated Stream Comparison feature to ensure signal quality when digital broadcast signals are cross-carried into other infrastructures as part of carriage agreements.

Front Porch Digital
Stand 7D2-01 (MAGNA systems stand)

Archiving hardware and software specialist Front Porch Digital will give the DIVArchive V6.3 content storage management system its international debut at BroadcastAsia.

The new iteration is now fully compliant with a number of industry editing and production tools including Avid Interplay and Apple Final Cut Pro.

It also includes DIVA protect as a standard feature.

The fourth version of the SAMMA product line will also debut at the show.

The SAMMA family migrate videotape libraries to file-based archives.

“BroadcastAsia gives us the opportunity to introduce our enhanced SAMMA and DIVArchive systems to the Asian market,” said Rino Petricola, SVP and managing director of Front Porch Digital ahead of the show.

“A key enhancement for 2010 is DIVAsymphony, our DIVArchive service oriented architecture (SOA) implementation benefiting customers with enhanced integrated workflows and operational reliability for a streamlined, end-to-end value chain, potential reduction of hardware acquisition costs, and accelerated development of customised applications. More specifically, DIVAsymphony facilitates tighter integration with third-party NLE solutions.”

Volicon
Stand 8J1-03

Logging and monitoring application developer Volicon recently announced a significant expansion of its Observer product family.

Volicon Observer captures, stores, and indexes broadcast content from multiple channels, offering users simultaneous, 24/7 access to video from their desktop computers. The Observer brings new levels of efficiency to critical broadcasting tasks including monitoring and troubleshooting transmissions, ensuring compliance, verifying advertising broadcasts, and tracking and analysing viewer ratings and public relations information.

Newly developed capabilities include a new streamlined user interface supporting both the Windows and Mac operating systems, including support for Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox browsers. In addition, several enhancements have been made to the search engine and scheduled recording module.

The Observer product family now includes the budget-conscious Observer Professional, the Observer Enterprise for broadcasting facilities, and the Observer Plus for large production facilities.

SENCORE
Stand 7F4-06

Signal transmission solutions firm SENOCRE will give three new products their Asia-Pacific debut at BroadcastAsia 2010.

The TXS 3454 Transcoder – unveiled internationally at this year’s NAB – is a real-time transcoding platform capable of delivering multiple channels in a high density 1RU chassis.

Key features include bi-directional video transcoding from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4/H.264 and/or H.264 to MPEG-2 in all common HD or SD formats, as well as ASI and IP transport stream and optional RF interfaces.
The TXS 3453 offers up to 16 channels, providing broadcast, cable, and satellite operators with the most cost-effective solution for their specific needs, according to the manufacturer.

“At BroadcastAsia 2010, SENCORE will showcase advanced video delivery and system monitoring and analysis tools to support consistent, high-quality, and cost-effective broadcast operations,” said Thomas Stingley, executive vice president of sales and marketing at SENCORE. “We have products ideally suited to meet the needs of the Asia-Pacific broadcast, cable, and satellite market, and we are looking forward to demonstrating our technology throughout the show.”

Omnibus
Stand 7J4-01

The latest version of the iTX automated transmission platform will be on display at the Omnibus stand during BroadcastAsia.

The system will be displayed as part of a file-based broadcast ecosystem including a number of integrated elements. These will include the ForeTV traffic and billing system from MSA Focus, DIVArchive from Front Porch digital, 3D graphics from RT Software and network-attached storage from Isilon.

The latest version of iTX includes 100 new features including several graphics updates. Adjustable speed text crawls driven by RSS feeds.

“We currently have in excess of 30 iTX-based channels on order in APAC and expect BroadcastAsia to be a big show as the region emerges from recession,” said Fintan McKiernan, sales manager, OmniBus Systems APAC.

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